Children in church

Pages in this section: Under 18’s Safeguarding | Sunday School | St James's Ark Playgroup | Youth Friends, Food & Fellowship

Sunday Worship with Families particularly in mind 

•  Together at Eleven, started after Easter in 2017 and is held every Sunday in term time.
•  The All Age Service happens at particular times in the year.
•  Occasional special services are held, for example well attended Pet Services.

Activities for Children 

•  St James's Ark Playgroup runs on Monday mornings in term-time. 
•  Immediately after the Together at Eleven services there are supervised craft activities.
•  During the 9.30am Sunday services in term time the Shell Seekers Sunday School is held.
•  The older children have started their own Youth Group, combining friends, food and fellowship.

Messy Church

Messy Church is church - but not as you know it. We want to make connections with those who cannot manage Sunday mornings, who want to come as a whole family and be messy! Messy Church also provides an opportunity for churches to do effective mission in the community. 

Social Events for Families with Young Children 

•  Paddling pool tea parties in the vicarage garden.
•  A teddy bears picnic, and a late summer party.
•  An Epiphany party  
•  A 'Celebration of Light' and 'Trunk or Treat' as alternatives to Halloween.

Musical Groups for Children to join

•  Do you enjoy singing? If you do then come along and sing in the Choir
•  Can you play a musical instrument? If you can then come along and play in our instrumental group, St James's Players.

Schools & Uniformed Groups 

• St James's has an active relationship with the Local Schools who are always welcomed into the church.
St James's also has an active relationship with the Uniformed Groups who are always welcomed into the church.

The Children’s Ministry Team

We value children at St James's. The Children’s Ministry Team, led by the Children's and Families Worker, oversees our ministry to children, young people and families and co-ordinates the various activities. It has also formalised a recruitment process for volunteers. We are also committed to Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults to worship and grow in Christ safely.

Find out more

The History of Family Worship at St James's  
The History of St James's Provision for Children

Children Trunk or Treat Children

An All Age Service

Trunk or Treat

Children's Activities